Our Story

The field of Obstetrics and Gynecology recognizes the importance of having a holistic approach to health. With an increasingly aging population, there is a growing demand for more information and services for women transitioning into menopause and post-menopause. Achieving success in the NAMS Menopause Competency Examination provided the knowledge, expertise, and credentials required to give help to these women. Many women were not comfortable mentioning the word menopause. Others were not sure of what to expect with the opening of the Menopause Centre of Jamaica.

The opening of the Menopause Center of Jamaica From left ro right - Dr. Verna Brooks Mckenzie, Founder and CEO; Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, ON, former Prime Minister of Jamaica

The opening of the Menopause Center of Jamaica. Dr. Verna Brooks Mckenzie, Founder and CEO; & Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, ON, former Prime Minister of Jamaica

It is an honor and a privilege to have represented the Government of Jamaica, the Medical Association of Jamaica, The Commonwealth Medical Association at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing China, meetings at the Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations Headquarters New York, the United Nations Population Fund Headquarters New York. Being featured on tv, radio, the Award-Winning menopause movie Hot Flash Havoc as a subject matter expert, newspapers, magazines, other publications have given more opportunities to share information. Being a part of a USAID project in Ghana West Africa, improving the knowledge of doctors, lady pharmacists, on injectable contraceptives, addressing the topic of menopause, osteoporosis (brittle bone disease), healthy aging, nutrition, at medical conferences, community groups, wellness groups in the workplace were other opportunities to share information.

Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and Herbalife Global Nutrition Philosophy Training reassure us that healthy aging is possible. Eating healthy foods gives us the protein, carbohydrates, fats and plant nutrients our bodies need. When we eat foods that provide what we need our bodies will work better. With our busy schedule, many of us do not have enough time to eat as we would like to. Taking vitamin supplements, Healthy Meal Replacement Shakes ensures we are getting our nutrients for better management of our weight as we age. Entrepreneurship training with Bill Walsh, Powerteam International is taking us to the next level. Together we can better understand and prepare for this significant milestone in women’s lives.

Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie with Bill Walsh, CEO Powerteam International

Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie with Bill Walsh, and graduates of Rainmaker Summit Entrepreneur Success Program, New York

Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie with Karen Giblin, Founder of Red Hot Mamas and Heidi Houston, Executive Producer of Hot Flash Havoc

Interview with Dr. Verna Brooks McKenzie, featured in the launch of the Menopause Movie Hot Flash Havoc, Washington DC


  1. Gene Mc Leod on September 4, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Dr. Verna is dedicated to women’s health in general and menopause in particular. It is dificult to find another doctor who is as well versed on the subject.

  2. June McCatty on November 9, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Congratulations to Dr. Verna on the continuation of her dedication to women’s health in the USA!
    I was her patient, Lion Sister and teacher of her children in Jamaica!
    Congrats Verna!
    Hope to hear from you.


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